What is EMS?
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EMS is an international postal Express Mail Service, for documents and merchandise, offered by postal operators of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
The UPU is an inter-governmental organization and the primary forum for cooperation between governments, Posts and other stakeholders of the worldwide postal sector. It works to maintain the universal network, establish the rules for international mail exchanges among its 191 members and improves the quality of service for customers.
The EMS Cooperative was created in 1998 within the framework of the UPU. Its main objective is to promote cooperation between members to allow them to provide customers with a high quality, competitive EMS service worldwide.
For answers to general EMS queries, EMS customers should use the customer section to find the appropriate EMS Customer Service Department contact.
Future of EMS Strategic Workshop - October 2014
Members took part in an interactive workshop to discuss the current market situation and strategic options in order to position EMS for profitable growth >> More details
One ballot to streamline EMS decisions
Members are being asked to vote on key EMS decisions in one ballot. Deadline for replies 7 November >> EMS 2014 ballot
Endorsement of new CN 23 EMS Customs declarations
In September, the WCO-UPU endorsed the documents relating to postal traffic, including the new CN 23 EMS Customs declaration >> Customs
New web resource on EMS Supply Chain
Members can access a new resource designed to enhance EMS supply chain operations. The pages include new developments relating to customs, transport, security and EDI >> Supply Chain